How It Was for Me

Stories

Andrew Sean Greer

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In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a troubled boy on a tour of prep schools through the Pacific Northwest, only to realize that he has lost his way in life. And in "Come Live With Me And Be My Love," a middle-aged gentleman looks back at his mannered early life as a Ivy Leaguer, married to a vivacious woman but silently yearning for his best friend -- and the sacrifices that each made to uphold their compromising bargain.

With a classic storyteller's gift for nuance and understanding, and a poet's grace for language, Andrew Sean Greer makes a remarkable debut with How It Was For Me.

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Praise for How It Was for Me

"Wry and rueful.... Quirky and languorous, [Greer's] style beautifully captures his characters' wistful self-consciousness.... His stories are humane and hopeful in ways that are too rare."
-John Perry, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"Refreshing and provocative...Greer's stories are self-contained and well crafted.... Subtle and poetic." -Chris Berdik, The Boston Book Review

"[An] impressive debut...There are very few flubbed lines in Greer's stark, delicate opererttas, which are as clever as they are gravely real." -Mark Rozzo, Los Angeles Times

"Crystal-like clarity...outstanding...nuanced language...Greer is a writer worth watching." -Martin Wilson, Austin Chronicle

"Impressive...Greer's descriptive talents are immense.... While these stories are thick with melancholy, their frankness is refressing." --The New York Times Book Review

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Andrew Sean Greer

Andrew Sean Greer's stories have been published in Esquire, Ploughshares, and Story. He was awarded Ploughshares' Cohen Award for Best Short Story in 1996, chosen by Richard Ford. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Montana, and currently lives in San Francisco, California.

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How It Was for Me
Stories
Andrew Sean Greer

e-Book Agency

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Picador
November 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466856325
ISBN10: 1466856327
224 pages
$7.99

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Trade Paperback
Picador
April 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312241261
ISBN10: 0312241267
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$17.00
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